Tr­ish takes aim in push to have fel­low res­i­dents shoot­ing hoops

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

NET­BALL might just be the lat­est item on the pro­gram for Ridge­haven Aged Care res­i­dents in Monto.

The care fa­cil­i­ties’ youngest res­i­dent, 44-year-old Tr­ish Keit­ley, was given a bas­ket­ball hoop by her brother Neville and his part­ner Jenny Keit­ley last Tues­day, and now she has big plans for the court­yard’s new land­mark.

“It would be good if we could get the staff to play against the res­i­dents.

“I’m not sure who would win, but I am go­ing to do lots of prac­tice shoot­ing hoops,” Tr­ish said.

De­spite con­cerns for the sur­round­ing pot­plants, Tr­ish prac­tised en­thu­si­as­ti­cally on Sun­day morn­ing and man­aged to sink seven goals in a row.

The game has been a favourite for Tr­ish af­ter she was first in­spired by her tal­ented net­balling niece, Hallee.

“Hallee is a great player, no one needs to give her tips, she thinks of them all her­self,” she said.

But sis­ter-in-law Jenny Keit­ley thinks there are def­i­nitely two net­ball-play­ing prodi­gies in the fam­ily.

“Tr­ish can shoot a goal, that’s for sure,” she said.

“I think she would def­i­nitely be the best shot on any team.”

Mrs Keit­ley said she was also happy Tr­ish now could keep her­self fit and ac­tive in the Ridge­haven back­yard.

PHOTO: EMILY SMITH

ON TAR­GET: Monto’s Tr­ish Keit­ley hopes to start up a Ridge­haven res­i­dents ver­sus staff net­ball com­pe­ti­tion, us­ing her new hoop.

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